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Average Length of Hospital Stay for Stroke Patients

The average length of stay for hospitalized stroke patients was 4.7 days in 2014.

Benjamin E, Virani S, Callaway C, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2018 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2018; 137. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/137/12/e67

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2018 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association
Publication
Circulation
Publication Date
2018
Authors
Benjamin E, Virani S, Callaway C, et al
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden
  • Economic Burden

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